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Toolkit Toolkit

Yes, this is what you think it is. Since the launch of Creative Exchange in 2014, over 6,000 toolkits have been downloaded from the site, facilitating artist-led projects, business skills development,...


Creative Exchange Call for Toolkits!

As the national program of Springboard for the Arts, Creative Exchange hosts free, practical toolkits created by artists and arts organizations along with our editorial work sharing the stories and...


5 Questions with Creative Exchange: What we have learned from our artists

Since August 2016, Creative Exchange has been asking each of our Artists With Impact a series of five questions, which appear at the end of every profile. We did this to create a thread of continuity...


New toolkits from the Leading Organizations!

Creative Exchange is driven by a principle that more is more – the more stories we can tell, the more resources we can share, the more connections we can make, the more we can show how important...


Macon Arts Alliance Gallery

Non-Profit Gallery Toolkit

Have you ever thought of starting a gallery space? Whether you have a clear vision of what kind of work you want to show, or you’re just starting to explore your vision for a gallery, this...


2 Years of Creative Exchange!

It’s hard to believe, but Creative Exchange just turned 2! The platform was launched in March of 2014 in response to the question, “How do we support a movement around the power of local art and...


Macon Arts Alliance Gallery

The Macon Arts Alliance, Leading Through Transformation

This story is part of a series of features on the members of the Leading Organizations pilot program, featuring organizations across the country working with artists in new and innovative ways. Learn...


Andrew Eck and George Murray

Corner Concerts promotes Macon's local music scene with a placemaking agenda

Macon’s Corner Concerts exists in a unique creative space where placemaking meets urban exploring meets pop-ups meets professionally-produced live concerts. If that sounds difficult to define,...


Macon Roving Listeners

Macon Roving Listeners shares voice through listening

There is an art to listening, and that is the art practiced by the Macon Roving Listeners. A common struggle experienced by neighborhoods in the midst of change – “gentrification,” if...


Jen Cole

Sharing, Building, Leading

What does the passion for local art look like on a national scale? What if the sharing economy valued sharing?          What can we do to connect people to resources that support their...


Chris Nylund and Jared Wright

Field Note Stenographers want you to watch less TV and more live music

When Chris Nylund and Jared Wright started Field Note Stenographers in Macon, they didn’t do it with the intention of making big-time blog money or becoming Internet famous...


Vinson Muhammad

As Allah's Apprentice, Vinson Muhammad leads his 'be yourself' motto by example

Oscar Wilde once said, “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Vinson Muhammad embodies that ethos and lives it every single day. Muhammad is known by the stage name...


Creative Interventions Tour, Detroit

Hunter Franks: Reflections on the 2014 Creative Interventions Tour

“My parents said if you have a boy he will wrestle; that is what he will do,” Lisa remarked, referring to her son Martaz. I had just met Martaz and Lisa a week before, as they participated in my...


Jonathan Harwell-Dye

Jonathan Harwell-Dye helps the Macon Arts Alliance get a seat at the table

Jonathan Harwell-Dye’s career in the arts didn’t start out in the most obvious way. The Director of Communications for the Macon Arts Alliance began as a science illustration major at the...


Charles Ladson

Charles Ladson is a painter who rediscovered his home in Macon

Like so many other artists, Charles Ladson had an interest in art and painting at an early age but didn’t think it was something he could pursue as a career. Ladson’s granddad and mom were...


Laura Zabel

Welcome to Creative Exchange (again)

“I believe in the magic of storytelling, not only for teller but also the listener,” says agrarian artist Nikiko Masumoto, who lives and works in California’s Central Valley....


Floco Torres

Floco Torres is a self-made man in Macon

What do you do on your lunch break? Rush out the office door to grab something from the nearest fast food joint or food truck you can find? Order take-out from a nearby restaurant to eat at your desk?...


Joey Stuckey

Joey Stuckey is a blind musician who teaches people how to hear

Joey Stuckey is a recording artist, a recording engineer and producer, a radio personality, a television host, and an educator. He is also blind. The latter part is important not because it impairs...


Betsy Fitzgerald is a classical musician who doesn't take "no" for an answer

Betsy Fitzgerald knows that the world of the classically trained musician doesn’t always intersect with the world of arts advocacy and community engagement. In fact, at the time she attended the...


Y-O Latimore

Y-O's Poetic Peace Arts poetry slams give a voice to unheard Macon artists

Poet and community organizer Y-O left her native Macon, Georgia to attend Georgia College in 1991. It was here that she “officially” became a poet, writing her first poem at the age of 17....